Conference Dominique Charpin and Nele Ziegler Museo Egizio

On Wednesday, the 24th of October 2018, at 6. p.m. , a conference, organized by the Museo Egizio, Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino and Università degli Studi di Torino and focused on important current researches about the Mesopotamian area, will take place in the Conference Room of the Museo Egizio (Via Accademia delle Scienze n. 6 Turin, Italy).

Two lectures will be presented: Dominique Charpin (Collège de France, Paris) will hold a conference entitled "Recent discoveries about Old Babylonian Mesopotamia"; Nele Ziegler (CNRS, UMR 7192, Paris) will present a lecture entitled "Zimri-Lim's servants and the sick child".

Stefano de Martino (CRAST, Università degli Studi di Torino) introduces the lectures.

Conference in English.





"Statues also Die" Exhibition extended until January 6, 2019

"Statues also Die. Conflict and Heritage between Ancient and Contemporary" Museo Egizio. EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 6, 2019.

The exhibition, created by the reflections of four Institutions - Museo Egizio, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Musei Reali, Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino - is focused on the phenomena of destruction and preservation of archaeological and artistic heritage with particular attention to the recent conflicts in near-eastern area and presents significant ancient and contemporary artworks. The exhibit at the Museo Egizio (Via Accademia delle Scienze n. 6 - Torino Italy) is extended until January 6, 2019.

Opening times: monday 09.00-14.00 7 friday-sunday 09.00-18.30

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Symposium "Statues Also Die"

Turin, 28th-29th May 2018

On Monday, the 28th of May 2018, and on Tuesday, the 29th of May 2018, the Symposium "Statues Also Die.

Destruction and Preservation in Ancient and Modern Times" will take place in Turin. The conference will be held at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo on Monday 28th and in the Cavallerizza Reale on Tuesday 29th and is organized by the Museo Egizio, Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino, Musei Reali and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

This symposium, entirely in English, is part of the exhibition project entitled "Statues Also Die. Conflict and Heritage between Ancient and Contemporary" that will be on display at the Museo Egizo until the 9th of September 2018. During the conference, a debate between scholars from different disciplines, about the destruction phenomena and preservation strategies of the cultural heritage in ancient and modern times will take place; these phenomena will be analysed through a multidisciplinary perspective, based on archaeological, historical, anthropological, museological and sociological interpretations.

Professor C. Lippolis will take part in the debate with a speech about the history of the Iraq Museum and the complex correlation between the politics and the heritage enhancement ("Birth, Fall and Renaissance of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad: Politics and Propaganda vs. Archaeology and Heritage Enhancement in Modern Iraq").

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At banquet with the heroes

The book "At banquet with the heroes. The ivory furniture from the Square House in Parthian Nisa", by N. Manassero (with contributions by G. Affanni and C. Lippolis), has been published: born from the research project funded by the Shelby White & Leon Levy Foundation in 2012, it is the publication of a group of ivories from the Parthian period, found during the Sovietic excavations of the late 1940s in Old Nisa (now Turkmenistan). These are legs chairs, thrones, furniture or beds, with dimensions ranging from 5 to 70 cm in length, mainly worked on the lathe, almost completely devoid of figured decorations. Already known to the scientific community for over 60 years, but never adequately published (a single short article in Russian, dated to 1962, had little circulation outside the Russian-speaking countries), these materials now bring new hints for thought on their context of use on Arsacid ideology.


News from the Lands of the Hittites

"News from the Lands of Hittites" - Scientific Journal for Anatolian Research.

The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino is promoter, together with the University Suor Orsola Benincasa, of a new electronic journal, provided with an international scientific committee and focused on the history, archaeology and philology of ancient Anatolia.






"Anche le Statue Muoiono"

"Anche le statue Muoiono. Conflitto e patrimonio tra antico e contemporaneo" March 09 - September 09, 2018.

The exhibition is held in three different locations, Museo Egizio, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Musei Reali. Within this exhibition Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek and Roman artefacts, which have been intentionally damaged or reworked, both in ancient and recent times, sometimes for commercial purposes, are collected and displayed. The exhibit, moreover, features works by contemporary artists, mainly Egyptian and Middle Eastern, inspired by the systematic destruction of the cultural heritage realized by Isis-Daesh in Syria and Iraq. These works aim at the same time at suggesting a reflection on the role of museums. The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino presents within this exhibition pictures of Assyrian reliefs from the Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh (Museo Egizio), a video about the Iraq Museum at Baghdad (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo) and a video about the current project of excavations organized and funded by CRAST at Tulul al Baqarat in Southern Mesopotamia (Musei Reali).

Inauguration March 8, 2018 Museo Egizio 06.00 p.m. - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Musei Reali 07.00 p.m.